FAQs

How does tutoring work?

Nourishing Minds Tutoring believes in offering 100% customized and individual plans for all its pupils.

A detailed assessment will be conducted with your child at their first session. This assessment is different to the ones conducted in school. Most standardized assessments in school compare your child’s score against a national benchmark, hence giving your child a score in comparison with others around the state/country. At Nourishing Minds Tutoring our assessments give a detailed analysis of exactly which areas are your child’s strengths/weaknesses.

From this assessment your tutor will formulate a plan to support your child’s individual needs, which will be shared with the parent/care giver, and tutoring sessions will commence.

How do I get started?

Contact us using one of the methods listed above and we can discuss your specific educational needs.

What is the best way to contact you?

Please contact us in one of the following ways:
  • Email us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Call/text at (518) 415 – 2423
  • Use the contact form on this website.
      Nourishing Minds will return all correspondence within 24 hours.

I have multiple children that need tutoring, do you offer discounts?

Yes! Please get in contact with us to find out more details.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept the following methods of payment:
  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express)
Cash and personal check are preferred.

How much do tutoring services cost?

We offer a range of tutoring packages and prices based on the amount of hours you purchase. The rates drop as you sign up for more hours. We offer several other discounts as well. Please contact us for a detailed payment structure. One to one tutoring provides an excellent return on your investment and has a big impact on your child’s academic future.

Where is a tutoring session completed?

Tutoring sessions are held in the comfort and convenience of your own home. The only requirement we have is that there is an adult present at all times. If however, you would prefer that a tutor does not come to your home, contact us for alternative arrangements.

Are your tutors qualified teachers?

Yes! All tutors at Nourishing Minds Tutoring are fully qualified teachers. Combined we have over sixteen years of experience teaching in elementary and middle schools. We have experience teaching all ages of children from 4 through 17 years old, as well as extensive experience teaching children with autism. Additionally, we have over six years of combined tutoring experience.

Do you offer tutoring over school breaks and summer holidays?

Absolutely! As a matter of fact, there is often more flexibility in the times/days that we can tutor during these times. Additionally, we are working on providing extra services and camps during these breaks from school. Please inquire for more information.

What days/hours do you tutor?

Nourishing Minds strives to make tutoring as convenient as possible. Therefore, we offer tutoring services 7 days a week. We offer a range of hours everyday. Please contact us to arrange the best schedule to suit your needs. Please be aware that we work with many families and need to consider scheduling carefully to accommodate many busy people. It would be helpful if you had two or three times available. We will strive to keep your times the same for every tutoring session.

Can you help with the Common Core State Standards?

Yes! All of our lessons are linked to the learning standards and anchors in the Common Core State Standards of New York State. Additionally, please see our comprehensive section on the Common Core for help.

What subjects do you tutor?

Nourishing Minds specializes in the core curriculum subjects (Math, English Language Arts – Reading and Writing, and Science). We also have extensive experience teaching children with autism. If you need help in areas other than those listed, it may be possible to accommodate other subjects. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

What grades do you tutor?

Currently we are tutoring from Kindergarten through Grade 8. However, if you fall outside of this range, please contact us to determine if we can be of service to your specific educational needs.

How often does my child need tutoring?

The short answer – it depends. For typical situations we recommend a minimum of two sessions per week, per subject. Any less than this and tutoring may not be as effective as it could be (and we don’t want to waste your money). However, some students may require more sessions or fewer sessions. Every child’s needs are unique. Please contact us if you have additional questions and we can discuss your personal situation and determine the best way forward.

How do I know if my child needs a tutor?

Simply put, all children can benefit from the services of a tutor. A tutor can help accelerate a child’s learning to enrich the curriculum provided at school, or can help fill in the gaps in your child’s learning foundation to facilitate confidence and more success. However, if you notice some of the following behaviors it could be time to take action and seek the services of a tutor:

  • Avoiding school.
  • Poor attitude.
  • Slipping grades.
  • Lacking confidence.
  • Carelessness with their schoolwork.
  • Time management issues.
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion/Frustration
  • Boredom
  • Hopelessness

If your child is experiencing any of the above, please contact us. Tutoring is an affordable service and provides an excellent return on your investment in your child’s future.
  • My daughter Gabriella has been home tutoring with Nourishing Minds Tutoring now for two years. The staff and teachers with Nourishing Minds are exceptional! My daughter’s comprehension, confidence and even work ethic has been built strategically since the very beginning. The results thus far are still flourishing. We continue to keep Nourishing Minds Tutoring in Gabriella’s life moving forward, as a maintenance and partnership for the changing times in curriculum ahead.
    We are so grateful for all that is offered to my daughter, and us as a family, alleviating many frustrations that come with academic achievement.
    –Jenn, Schenectady NY
  • Nourishing Minds has bridged the gap for our son from scoring below grade levels to getting on the path of meeting an exceeding! Nourishing Minds quickly identified our son's deficiencies as well as identified his strengths to determine the best course of action for his progression. His tutor, Chris, has been able to identify with Silvio's personality with the utmost of ease and has individualized his path to success on a par with Silvio's in school lessons. Chris comes to our house, spends an hour or more with our son, working tirelessly on strategies to help him succeed. Chris leaves each week after a comprehensive explanation of their work and goals moving forward. I could think of no better stepping stone to give your child a head above the rest!
    –Nancy, Clifton Park
  • Nourishing Minds has been tutoring our son for over a year and a half now. We have seen great improvement in our son’s writing and comprehension skills. His grades and confidence have also improved. Our son’s tutor gears his tutoring to incorporate our son’s interests which is a great help in keeping him focused. Nourishing Minds Tutoring is very easy to work with. They are flexible and always prepared. This is our first experience with a tutor and it has been a very positive one. We would highly recommend Nourishing Minds Tutoring.
    –Janine, Milton NY
  • Nourishing Minds Tutoring has been tutoring our son since 2015. It has been a great experience for him and for us.
    My son is currently attending third grade. He has major attention challenges and finds it very hard to stay on task. Despite that, his tutor has been able to bond with him and motivate him to focus . He utilizes many creative and unique teaching techniques that have helped our son a great deal. He enjoys the sessions and his grades have improved significantly.
    We highly recommend Nourishing Minds Tutoring.
    –Dina, Clifton Park NY
  • Chris of Nourishing Minds Tutoring has been working with my eight-year-old daughter in math for several months. In that time, we have seen an incredible improvement in her test scores and her confidence. Chris is patient and kind, yet knows when to be firm and encourage my daughter to overcome her hesitation when answering math problems.
    The work that Chris did with our daughter over the summer also prepared her for what would be taught at the beginning of the 3rd grade. She started the year feeling confident and unafraid of new concepts, such as multiplication, and has been bringing home A’s on her math tests for the first time. I highly recommend Nourishing Minds Tutoring!
    –Kim, Gansevoort NY

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